No Open Water weekend this month so not as many diver certifications but of course we are very proud to congratulate Steve Hartshorn and Jamie Shaw on completing their Instructor Development Course with us and going on to pass the PADI Instructor Examination. We now have 2 new Open Water Scuba Instructors eager to teach you to dive and to continue your dive education.
Congratulations also go to Alex, Veronica, Robert and Farheen on passing the Emergency First Response Course with us.
Spencer on getting his Enriched Air Diver Specialty
Ashleigh, Michael, Scott, Becci and Steve on completing the Confined Open Water element of the PADI Open Water Course and to Michael on completing the course while on holiday.
To Jay and Duncan on getting ReActivated with us.
And to those Discovering Scuba - Tally, Eesa, Sher, Mia, Cristina, Fay, Oliver and Edward, it was great to meet you all.
So it all began with a re activate following a request to go diving on the south coast in 2015. I’d been told about a relatively new local dive club called Divemania which had started up with some very experienced PADI instructors. As sure as night follows day, It then followed that I did quite a few courses, some dive trips with the club and had started to think I could become a dive instructor.
It started off with the Divemaster course and I really enjoyed getting to grips with all the things that this involved. Helping out new divers and being a support to the instructors gives a real sense of commitment to being a part of someone's dive journey. I then decided to do the PADI Assistant instructor course which opened up the world of teaching brand new divers during a Discover Scuba Diving or Bubblemaker session from the age of 8 upwards. I could also teach Peak Performance Buoyancy to help fellow divers find that sweet spot of control and neutral buoyancy. I had thought about waiting...
With the summer approaching quickly and lots of holidays booked, I’m sure some people are jetting off to exotic waters to relax and enjoy some quiet time. If you’re heading to warmer climes and thinking of doing some diving, who better to share the memories with than your family?
There are so many things for families to do over a weekend; visit the park, go on a bike ride, watch a film at the cinema to name just a few obvious choices. However, if you and your family are all qualified divers, the list of destinations and things to do becomes almost endless! Why not travel to the coast and do a day’s diving, followed by an afternoon exploration of the local area and a meal on your way home? All being certified also adds another dimension to foreign holidays.
Scuba diving lets your family get involved in nature and explore the world beneath the seas! Instead of parents trying to find time on holiday to fit a dive in, why not all scuba dive together?